The BCCA is off to a great start in 2004! We have some exciting
updates for you in this newsletter.
We hope you like the new look and feel of our newsletter. It is
part of our New Year's resolutions to have you feel more a part of
the BCCA "family". We have so many great things going on at the
BCCA, and please count on this newsletter to keep you informed of
all our excellent classes, events, workshops, and other news.
Session Off to a Great Start!|
week of 2004 has been very exciting and action packed. The
BCCA had a very successful Open House week with great
participation and many new faces. Our Winter Session looks
stronger than ever and we look forward to your attendance.
Pre-registration has begun. Stop by, try a class,
and register to guarantee your spot.
schedule is now complete. Printed copies are also
available at the Center.
We are offering some sensational new classes for
kids and adults this session. Yoga, movement, theater, and
music classes for kids. Charcoal drawing. Japanese drumming.
Empowering your energy and immune system. Whatever your
on our new classes »
Spotlight: Great new classes and programs for
newsletter, we'll shine a spotlight on our wonderful classes,
events, programs, or faculty.
Up! : Theater Class for Kids
Come act, sing, dance
and shine on stage! Each week we will explore different
selections of theater from various shows, ranging from musical
comedy to one-act dramas. Through these scripted texts as well
as improvisation and theater games we will look at elements of
stage blocking, acting technique, character development,
singing technique, choreography and have a blast in the
process! At the end of the term the class will perform in a
showcase for family and friends.
Exercising fun, fitness, and creative
soles through the ABCs and the 123s! All Alphabet Fitness
programs use the alphabet as a fitness tool, enabling the ABCs
to simultaneously educate literacy and fitness. Children learn
initial alphabet, reading, writing and math skills more
readily when they can identify their own body with each of the
26 letter shapes. Since all children share the same core set
of muscles, this program offers a more inclusive learning
format for literacy that lets children exercise greater
flexibility, range of motion, coordination, endurance,
compassion and cooperation directly into their ABCs.
A comprehensive group music (piano, keyboard &
movement) program, designed to help children discover
the world of music through motivating materials and
activities. The program develops well-rounded musicians
who understand music and enjoys performing it. Every
student has a very positive experience while gaining
a wide range of musical skills and knowledge.
Jams Music Camp
A jam-filled musical adventure where you can jam
with your friends, rap with a live hip hop band, learn about
the history of Rock and Roll, and record your own CD! The
perfect program for all up and coming rock stars and American
|Regular, Special, and Upcoming
January 9th, we had another breakdancing competition.
In the past, breakers have travelled from as far as
Connecticut to participate or watch. The competition was
fierce, and those that were fortunate to attend witnessed some
very innovative moves. You've all heard of head stands, arm
stands...but an elbow stand??!! It was an amazing sight to
The BCCA is your hotspot for the best salsa dance party in
town. In addition to our Saturday night salsa party, due to
popular demand, our Friday night now features a new salsa
dance party. Havana Club Salsa, with host Jeff Robinson, has
had incredible attendance in its first two weeks and is
quickly growing in popularity.
Thanks to Johnny Lloyd & Becky Walters for teaching
incredible Lindy Hop workshops January 10-11th. The
eight workshops, from beginner to advanced, were a wonderful
treat. The workshops were organized by Marilee Annereau, one
of BCCA's swing dance instructors. She teaches Savoy
Swing (aka Lindy Hop) on Tuesdays. And Liz Nania teaches
Coast Swing (aka Jitterbug) on Wednesdays while Pam Levy
Coast Swing on Sundays.
This Thursday January 15 is Classics Open Mike
& Singalong for senior citizens and friends
of all ages. Join singer Paul Jordan for favorites
from the 30's, 40's, 50's & 60's, featuring acclaimed
pianists Richard De Mone & Mike De Napoli with
Leon Alperin on Drums. Songs will be led by local
singer personalities and everyone is encouraged to
participate. One to two songs per person - Sign up
at 9 p.m. - $5 cover charge - Every 1st and 3rd Thursday
of the month.
Reminder: All of our events are all ages and alcohol free.
Dance parties end at 1:30 am.
something familiar at The Brookline Bank on 1340 Beacon
Street? The BCCA has a wonderful, eye catching window display
for the month of January. Thank you Brookline Bank! We are
also working with a Brookline Access TV intern to create a
couple production pieces. Stay tuned.
We are in the process of forming an artistic advisory
committee; it includes several of our veteran faculty members.
This committee will help ensure that the BCCA is fulfilling
its artistic vision and providing excellent programs and
services to our community.
You may see a new face around the BCCA in the months to
come. Please welcome Jonathan Aguiar who will be doing a co-op
from Wentworth Institute of Technology. Jonathan will be
working with Ekaterina, our IT Administrator, on database
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Participates in Dance Across the City Day!|
|On January 10, 2004, the BCCA took part
in Dance Across the City, an educational collaboration between
FleetBoston Celebrity Series and The Wang Center for the
Performing Arts. Dance Across the City aspires to showcase
dance in the Boston community as a vital and enriching
experience through a series of creative and interactive events
that are free and open to the public. More information can be
found at www.danceacrossthecity.com
BCCA had an information table, and BCCA faculty were part
of a select company of professional instructors who taught
free classes. Erica Sigal, Adrienne Hawkins, Pam Raff, and Dan
Marshall all taught classes to rooms packed with students.